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United Kingdom Surf Rowers League


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Events Calendar 2015

1 June Whitesands Bay, W Wales

22 June Puttsborough, N Devon

13 July Porthtowan, Cornwall

14 Sept Westward Ho, N Devon



The U.K. Surfboat Scene

In 1965 the Surfboat was introduced to the UK when the Australian surf club, Palm Beach SLSC, presented Atlantic College in South Wales with the “Cabbage Tree II”. This early surfboat from Australia was followed by several more in the 1970’s and soon Surf Boat racing in the U.K. was born.

The U.K. Surf Rowers League (UKSRL) was set up in 1999, all-be-it fairly informally. Crews from Bude, Tolcarne, Perranporth, Porthtowan and Portreath (all from Cornwall) got together and organized their own races to supplement those of the Surf Life-Saving Association of G.B. This proved to be a great success and crews enjoyed the fact that they were able to race a number of times in quick succession.

The UKSRL is affiliated to British Rowing the National Governing Body for rowing in GB and is accredited as an Explore Rowing providor.

The UKSRL conducts five Summer Series surfboat events and the UK Open Surfboat Championships. The events through the summer months allow surf crews and river crews to compete or simply "to have a go" at surf rowing.








Surfboat Rowing Clubs

Here you can list the names of your surfboat crews or rowing clubs that are interested in surfboat rowing.

Club List

Bournemouth Surfboat

Bude Surfboat Club

Cambridge Xpress RC

City of Bristol RC

Croyde SLSC

Llantwit Major LGC

Molesey BC

Nottingham & Union RC

Perranporth SLSC

Porthtowan SLSC

Portreath SLSC

Saunton Sands SLSC

St Agnes SLSC

Thames RC

Twickenham RC



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